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Courtesy of Patronat Call de Girona. Megillat Esther. Ink on parchment, 19th century, Morocco (collection of Uriel Macías)

Courtesy of Patronat Call de Girona. Megillat Esther. Ink on parchment, 19th century, Morocco (collection of Uriel Macías)

West 11th Street Cemetery

The West Eleventh Street cemetery, the second historic cemetery of Congregation Shearith Israel, was consecrated on February 27, 1805.  

1805
Chatham Square Cemetery

The oldest of our extant cemeteries is known as the Chatham Square Cemetery.  It is located in Chinatown at 55 St. James Place.  The land was originally purchased in 1682 by Joseph Bueno de Mesquita. 

1682